2020, The Era of Remote Learning
Welcome Back to School! The school year 20/21 is underway and we hope your student has a fabulous year. This year, besides the regular items on the shopping list, the virtual classroom has altered the supply list. Many districts are providing laptops or tablets, municipalities have worked hard with internet providers to strengthen internet connections after the Spring semester, we all learned a lot.
This year, grade schools, high schools and universities all over the globe are relying on Zoom to learn remotely. So many of us will be homeschooling either with a part time hybrid or full time. A virtual classroom is set in your Family Room, Dining Room, basement, spare bedroom - wherever you redesigned space for them to have the ability to concentrate and grow. What's most important after their comfort workstation is your internet connection.
Common Issues with Zoom Streaming Service
Zoom requires a stable internet connection to work best. Without that, your student could be disconnected or experience bad reception during the lecture. Never get frustrated and left behind on a lesson when this is an easy situation to fix.
The most common causes of Zoom session issues are either a faulty setup of the microphone / speakers or the Internet you’re using. When you have a slow or unreliable Internet connection, Zoom isn’t able to work properly. Sometimes, you may not even realize that you have a connectivity issue until you try to use the service. And it’s most annoying when it happens during an important live class session.
Zoom video conferencing uses a lot of bandwidth. Your device is sending a complex set of data packets to the device of the person you are trying to talk to, their device is sending packets of data to you.
If your Wi-Fi connection has a momentary blip or your cellular connection fluctuates, some of the flow of those packets gets interrupted. It can take a few moments for the data to catch up.
This results in slow Zoom, moments when the audio cuts in and out, where the video lags, and where the audio and video don’t sync properly. It can also lead to Zoom disconnecting.
How to Improve your Zoom Video Calls
As mentioned above, Zoom will perform as good as your Internet can perform. At this time, whether you’re using a laptop, a desktop computer or a mobile device, it only uses one connection at a time. Even though you may be connected to both WiFi and cellular data on your smartphone, it’ll use only one of them. So, the solution for fast, reliable and secure Internet is simple: use a secure channel bonding service, like Speedify.
Speedify improves the performance of Zoom sessions. That’s because it improves your Internet connection. The Speedify app works by monitoring the quality of your Internet connections in the background and can bond all available connections simultaneously in a single “pipe”. This improves your bandwidth and connection reliability, fixing Zoom connectivity issues and leading to a smoother and fault-free conference.
If your home Internet suddenly drops and you’re also connected to a cellular network, for example, you will stay connected seamlessly because Speedify intelligently and automatically reroutes your data until you are connected again to both networks. Best of all, you don’t notice anything because Speedify takes care of it all in the background.
Improve Your Online Classes with Speedify
Speedify is an essential element to prevent Zoom session issues. It’s available for individual use on up to 5 devices on all major platforms (Windows, macOS, Android, iOS, Linux). But there’s also Speedify for Teams, with more add-ons, such as dedicated servers.
All in all – get Speedify today and start enjoying hassle-free Zoom classes!
Speedify is the only app that combines your wifi, cellular, wired, and even your friend’s phone signals – into one ultra-fast and super secure link that keeps you all connected for the best possible live streaming, video calling, or just posting to your favorite app.
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